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“Let Us Rejoice”


a benefit gala for

the Catholic education foundation


Give the gift of Catholic education to children in poverty.

Please join us for the 2021 Gaudeamus benefit gala, CEF’s signature fundraising event, live and in-person at the
Overland Park Convention Center on Saturday, October 23rd! Funds raised support Catholic school scholarships for
low-income students throughout the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.

Last year’s Gaudeamus gala empowered CEF to provide more than $2 million in scholarship funding to nearly 1,500 low-income students in the ‘20-’21 school year. Thanks to your generosity, seniors supported by CEF scholarships achieved a 100% graduation and matriculation rate this spring, despite the challenges of the pandemic.

Right now, more than 200 students living in poverty are waiting for a scholarship - and your support of this year’s Gaudeamus gala can rewrite the future for these children in need.

Saturday, October 23rd, 2021
Overland Park Convention Center
6:00 pm Cocktails
7:15 pm Dinner
8:45 pm Live Band & Dancing
Cocktail Attire

More than 1,500 need-based scholarships awarded in '20-'21

Your Ticket Will Provide Scholarships

The Catholic Education Foundation’s Gaudeamus benefit gala has been the backbone of scholarship funding for low-income K-12 Catholic school students in northeast Kansas for 18 years.

The event provides the majority of the annual funds needed for CEF’s tuition-assistance scholarships for more than 1,500 students in 25 schools throughout the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.

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Honoring Our Heroes - Our Teachers

Every year, CEF honors a member of our community for their dedication to Catholic education.

With their heroic perseverance, endless creativity, and selfless love for their students, the Catholic school teachers across the Archdiocese made the '20-'21 school year an overwhelming success. Join us as we honor this deserving group of educators at this year's Gala.

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See the impact of your gift in action.

Watch the videos of last year’s virtual gala. Click here.

special thanks to our generous sponsors

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